In terms of computer data, import is the automated input of data from one system into another system that must be translated from one format to another via a machine process.

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How do you change default delimiter in the Text Import in Excel?

I want to import a CSV file to Excel. The CSV file has comma separated data (go figure), but the delimiter in the Text Import Wizard is set to "Tab" by default. How can I change the default to "Comma" ...
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What's the simplest way to get .flac music files into iTunes?

I'm looking for a simple way to import .flac files into iTunes, so I can play them on my mac, and when I'm out, my iPhone, and I'm willing to be I'm not the first person to want to do this. What are ...
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How to change photo import settings in Windows 8

In Windows 7, you get a fair bit of control over how pictures are imported (e.g. when you connect a camera or SD card). Specifically, it lets you choose the folder structure that you'd like. For ...
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Windows 7 will not install a root certificate

I have a web service that uses a self-signed certificate, so I need to install the certificate as a Trusted Root so that I can avoid all the security errors that having a self-signed certificate ...
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How can I import a PST file to Gmail?

I'm in the process of moving my email to Gmail. I used to use Outlook and I have a massive amount of email stored in various PST files (about 7GB worth). Ultimately I'd like to store this all in Gmail ...
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Automatically open ICS files in Google Calendar

Lots of web sites have an option to export events as an ICS file that can then be imported into a desktop or web-based calendar (for example if you're invited to a Facebook event there will be an ...
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Google Chrome: Import/Export Passwords?

I recently migrated from Windows7 to Kubuntu 10.0.4. In many ways, I'm loving the change. (I never knew it could be such a seemless process to write/test scripts!) One of the few things that is ...
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How can you make Excel 2007 stop formatting large numbers as scientific notation?

Kind of the inverse of this question. I frequently download CSVs from outside sources as part of my programming work. I like to examine their data in Excel because, let's face it, Excel is an ideal ...
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Import e-mail via IMAP into GMail?

I thought GMail had a way to import mail from an old account. Searching a little bit, I found this post from 2009 regarding importing mail into GMail. However, there is no longer an "Accounts and ...
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Stop excel from converting copy-pasted number/text values to date

I'm copy-pasting some data from html table into excel. But excel automatically converts some text or number values to date! When I change the format, the number is perversed, the number is something ...
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File not found error with mysqlimport

I'm setting up a local database for gene annotation following the instructions on this page. They provide an .sql file to create some MySQL table structures (step 4) and several data files to populate ...
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Transfer history from firefox to chrome?

This might sound like a silly question but i'd like to transfer all my history (specifically links i clicked on) from firefox to chrome. Is there an easy way to do that?
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netsh wlan add profile not importing encrypted passphrase

I exported a wireless network connection profile from a Windows 7 machine correctly connected to a WiFi network with a WPA-TKIP passphrase. The exported xml file shows the correct settings and a ...
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How to keep original image dimensions for images in Microsoft Word 2007?

When I'm importing images into a Word document, if the image is a small image like 100x100px, then the image is imported as something like 300x300, thus making it hideously blurry. This necessitates ...
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OneNote: Import data from other sources?

In MS OneNote, is it possible to import data from other sources? (Like Google notebook, Evernote, etc?) If so, what are the steps to do this?
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Importing first line of TXT files to a spreadsheet

I have 2000 txt files that I need to read the first line of (it should contain a person's name). Ideally I would have a spreadsheet/csv with FILENAME, FIRST LINE OF FILE
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Export/Import Windows XP wireless configs

About to rebuild my XP install and figured I'd see if there was a file or interface for collecting the configs for the built in Windows XP wireless manager. I've looked under the "advance settings" ...
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How to transfer saved Firefox passwords into Google Chrome

I want to use Google Chrome more often but all my saved passwords are in Firefox. What's the easiest way to get them into Google Chrome?
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How do I get Excel to import a CSV file with commas in some of the content fields?

How do I get Excel to import my CSV file? File I have a file claiming to be CSV. It contains 10 fields, all of which are surrounded by double quotes (yes, even the dates and numbers.) 2 or 3 of ...
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Picasa for Linux: doesn't it support video files?

I'm just switching from Windows to Linux. I'm glad to see that Picasa is also available (v3.0 beta), but doesn't Picasa on Linux support video files? This official help page doesn't mention Linux... ...
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Stylish: How to import styles?

This query is about the Stylish addon for Firefox. How do I import my Stylish styles on one account/computer to another?
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VM portability between VirtualBox versions (2.2.4/4.x)

I know that a VirtualBox VM can run on different hardware, but this doesn't help me because in my case the platform doesn't change (Linux). I'd rather like to upgrade VirtualBox from 2.2.4 to 4.x. ...
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download/export emails from webmail

I'm just switching my hosts and I want to move the emails from my accounts too. In order to have my current emails on the new host I want to download/export them and to import at the other host. In ...
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importing a outlook.pst file into thunderbird

trying to import my outlook.pst into thunderbird, but it seems my computer has to have outlook running on the computer to do this import. I have the outlook.pst file, can't I just point thunderbird ...
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Does InDesign have an analogue to MIF or some other easily generated format with equivalent capability?

Let me explain what I am trying to achieve: I have done workflows with LaTeX and FrameMaker that include a section (such as a data dictionary or API reference) that is incorporated into a larger ...
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How to import/export VPN settings in Windows 7?

I have a VPN connection configured on my Windows 7 PC, and I'd like to export these settings to another computer. I could simply tell the other user which settings to use, but I don't want to share ...
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Export an app from Google Chrome?

Long ago, I downloaded an extention from the Google Chrome Store. Currently, that extension is not available in the Google Chrome Store, but present and working fine in my computer. Anyhow, if I sync ...
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Excel 2007 save import steps on csv file?

I have a csv file that constantly needs opened into Excel and then have the data copied over to a separate workbook. I find the process of having to click through all of the dialogs, setting the text ...
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Import contacts from MS exchange to Address Book

Does anyone know how to import contacts from MS exchange to OSX Leopard Address book? I am able to get auto-complete in Mail for the email address stored in Exchange but I cannot import the contacts ...
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Increase size limit of data import from csv into Excel

I have a load of data in a csv file that I'm importing into Excel, most of it is fine, but one of my columns contains up to 1000 characters of data. Unfortunately, Excel has taken it upon itself to ...
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Can I import OpenOffice.org settings into LibreOffice?

I'm considering migrating from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice, and I want to make sure LibreOffice picks up all of the settings and customizations I've made. Will LibreOffice read the user profile ...
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Export Firefox Bookmarks to Mediawiki Wiki

Anybody know how I can convert my Firefox Bookmarks to a Mediawiki Wiki page? I've tried exporting the Firefox Bookmarks to HTML and then entering that HTML into the wiki page that markup isn't ...
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Importing external worksheet data into Excel 2010 workbook

Is there a way within an Excel 2010 workbook to link data stored in a specific tab of an external workbook, and have it update automatically in the same way as you can with data imported from CSV, ...
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Transform Fixed Width to CSV?

I have a whole bunch of data files with different content but identical layout. I need to convert them to CSV before importing them into a CRM application. I usually open the tab-delimited file in ...
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Import Java Trusted Certificate to JRE

I need to install a certificate from a Java app to a lot of people. I want to use a one click program or batch file to import it as a Trusted Certificate(in Control Panel->Security->Certificate). Then ...
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Import data into excel that doesn't use a line break as a row delimiter?

Is there any simple method that doesn't resort to macros whereby a plain text file or string can be imported into excel without using a line break as a row delimiter? Example ...
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Excel - including data from a remote (web) sheet?

As a part of providing dynamic dashboards / reports, I've been investigating having a static Excel workbook that would contain a raw data sheet periodically updated from a web source. I'm currently ...
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Access or import an Outlook 2003 .pst file without Outlook

I have a 450 meg .pst file (MS Outlook 2003 backup file) saved from a PC before it crashed. I would like to break it up into its components i.e. Save attachments to folders on my PC Paste ...
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How to import a certificate (pfx) with a private key in Windows XP

I tried the whole day just to import a certificate in Windows XP, but I always failed. I did following: Create the certificate with a private key (no password): makecert -sr LocalMachine -ss My -pe ...
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Export Passwords and Booksmarks from Chrome to Firefox

I want to move to Firefox from Chrome. Is there a simple way to export the saved passwords and booksmarks in Chrome and to import them into Firefox?
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Importing videos into an iPod touch

I have a brand new latest model of an iPod touch. Is there any way to import music videos or tv shows into it, that i've downloaded over the internet with/without iTunes? I can't figure out this ...
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Generating a pdf using data rows from excel and an image as the template with placeholders

I have lots of data rows in excel, each row has columns such as first name, last name, gender...etc. I also have an image as the template, I would like to define some placeholders on it. And then for ...
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How to make an excel file uneditable?

There is an Excel file which I import from a specific network path or local path, and that Excel file is exported from another vendor aplication. The problem is that the Excel file is editable. Is ...
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Why does the Picture Import Settings dialog flash briefly?

I have foolishly set the picture import settings wrongly for when a camera card is put in my computer. It correctly asks me whether I would like to import the pictures using Windows picture import, ...
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How to export Outlook 2010 contacts to Windows 8 (native) email client?

I have two laptops. an old Windows 7 laptop that has Outlook 2010 on it a new Windows 8 laptop, which does NOT have Outlook on it. On my new Windows 8 laptop, I would like to start using the ...
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Importing photos on Mac OS X

I recently switched for a PC to a Mac. In Windows I used to download photos from my camera into folders I created in the pictures directory. When I started using iPhoto 09, I imported those folders ...
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Set CSV import default to UTF-8 in Calc

Every time I open a CSV (comma separated values) document in OpenOffice.org Calc I get a dialog with CSV preferences. The current default character set is "Eastern Europe (ISO-8859-2)". I would ...
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Address book empty after migration from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2010

After a new Windows XP installation on a notebook I imported the old Outlook 2003 Outlook.pst file into Outlook 2010. All the old emails and folders showed up, but not so the addressbook which is ...
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How do I get a local copy of every email in my Gmail account?

Or maybe I should ask, what is the best way to get a local, indexed, readable copy of every email (sent and received) by my Gmail account?
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How to import an Image for VirtualBox

I have VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 64. I have a few Images I need to import into my Virtual Box. What I got is a file with *.ovf and a file with *.vmdk What am I suppose to do with those files?